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01 Jul 2015
HC&S Community Initiative 2015

Building a Brighter Future for Maui

HC&S awarded $54,000 to 10 Maui community organizations as part of its 2015 Community Initiative. The recipients were recognized at an award ceremony at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Thursday, October 22nd, attended by HC&S employees and community leaders.

This year’s grant making efforts focused on projects, programs and organizations that enrich the lives of the island’s children and their families. The following grant recipients were selected based on the needs of the organization and the direct impact the funds would have on the Maui community:

  • Assistance Dogs of Hawaii received $10,000 to support the implementation and operation of therapy outreach programs that connect specially trained dogs with children to build personal and classroom skills.
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation was awarded $10,000 to purchase a neonatal warmer with state-of-the-art technology for critically ill infant patients.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Maui received $6,000 to implement its Project Positive Sprouts Program, a community gardening initiative for Maui children.
  • Imua Family Services received $5,770 to provide eight months of in-room therapeutic support for preschool students with developmental disabilities.
  • Hospice Maui was awarded $5,000 to launch Na Keiki o Emalia, a bereavement program to support children through the loss of a parent or sibling.
  • Kihei Little League received $5,000 to fund new safety equipment and a scholarship program for players.
  • Maui Upcountry Little League received $5,000, which will go toward the purchase of a batting cage enclosure for use during rainy seasons.
  • Maui Police Department’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Division was awarded $3,000 for positive outreach intervention, juvenile counseling services, and to support its KALO program, which works with Maui families to improve communications skills and provide healthy home environments for keiki.
  • Kiwanis Club of Maui received a $2,500 grant for roofing materials, paint and supplies to build and repair school bus stops to keep children safe.
  • Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui was awarded $2,000 to identify, support and assist victims of child abuse in the community.

See how three Maui programs were impacted by these grants in 2014: